UBER is offering free rides to polling stations for older people or those with disabilities.

The company believes “everyone should be able to have their say” so is offering the service on Thursday, the day of the General Election.

The trips will be free up to the value of £10 as part of a scheme working alongside disability charities including Scope, Whizz-Kidz, and Transport for All. Brighton is one of seven cities it will be available in.

Kirsty Hoyle, chief executive of Transport for All, said: “We are pleased to share this opportunity from Uber with our members, a long-standing idea from their team which intends to offer a free and accessible option for disabled and older people to vote in the upcoming election. Too often disabled people are isolated by societal barriers that limit their opportunities to participate in the parts of life that others take for granted and we hope this encourages everyone to get out and vote.”

Uber has also worked with two Brighton-based charities, Impact Initiatives and Possability People.

Geraldine Desmoulins, chief executive of Possability People, said: "Possability People’s experience is that disabled people often have fewer options for getting out and about; walking, taking the bus, nipping out in the car - the things that most of us take for granted are not always viable.

"Accessible transport can make a huge difference to people’s lives and we welcome the opportunity to work with Uber so that disabled people can get to a polling station."